Game of Thrones Season 5 was so last month. In May, NOW TV broadens its TV horizons with the arrival – finally – of The Affair in the UK. That kicks off at the same time as M. Night Shyamalan’s new show, although both arrive on the coat tails of Penny Dreadful’s long-awaited Season 2. All of those and Mad Men are part of an Entertainment Pass, which costs £6.99 a month.
In movie land, Cold in July, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Oculus join the line-up, along with Face/Off and Close Encounters of the First Kind. Those are part of a Sky Cinema Month Pass, which costs £9.99 a month.
Whichever subscription you go for, we round up the top new titles coming soon to Sky’s VOD service:
Penny Dreadful Season 2 (Sky Atlantic) – Tuesday 5th May
A longer, 10-episode second season for this horror drama sees Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) form a deeper bond, as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Frankenstein’s monster (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Can’t wait for Season 2 of Penny Dreadful? Season 1 is available to catch up with now.
The Enfield Haunting (Sky Living) – Sunday 3rd May
Based on an account of the titular event by paranormal investigator Guy Lyon Playfair, the three-part mini-series presents events that took place at an ordinary house in Enfield during the autumn of 1977.
Matthew Macfadyen plays Playfair, a colleague to researcher Maurice Grosse (Timothy Spall), who strikes up a connection with Janet (Eleanor Worthington-Cox), when he investigates the strange happenings at the Hodgson family home.
The Affair (Sky Atlantic) – Wednesday 13th May
Dominic West and Ruth Wilson star in the Golden Globe-winning The Affair, which explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital relationship between a married waitress and another man.
Wayward Pines (FOX UK) – Thursday 14th May
This mystery from M. Night Shyamalan sees two FBI agents go missing in the titular town of Wayward Pines…
Broadchurch: Season 2 – Available on Catch Up
Season 1 is already available on NOW TV but if you missed Season 2 on ITV, here’s your chance to catch up.
Banshee: Seasons 1 to 2 – Available on Catch Up
Ahead of Season 3 arriving in June, catch up with former convict Lucas, who assumes the role of Sheriff in a small Amish town.
Entourage: Seasons 1 to 8 – Available on Catch Up
Originally based on Mark Wahlberg’s experiences in Hollywood, this hugely enjoyable TV show has grown like its ensemble of friends until it’s so big they’ve even made a movie.
Switched at Birth: Seasons 1 to 4 – Available on Catch Up
Two girls find out they were switched as newborns by accident. Drama and a troubled friendship ensues.
Million Dollar Arm – Friday 1st May
Jon Hamm stars as sports agent J B Bernstein, who hopes to find a world-class baseball pitcher in India.
Sex Tape – Friday 1st May
After ten years of marriage and two kids, Annie and Jay (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) aim to spice up their love life by recording a sex tape, only to accidentally share it with friends.
The Fault in Our Stars – Friday 8th May
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort bring John Green’s novel to life with a touching sincerity, as we see two teenagers living with cancer fall in love.
Cold in July – Friday 15th May
Michael C Hall stars as a man who shoots a low-life burglar in 1989 Texas. He’s hailed as a hero by the town, but his father is soon out for revenge…
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Friday 15th May
Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves picks up the camera for this sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes reboot. As a team of human settlers struggle to survive after the ape virus spread across the planet, they find themselves having to work with the primates – until politics causes war to break out.
Tammy – Friday 22nd May
Melissa McCarthy’s titular waitress hits the road with her hard-drinking mother (Susan Sarandon) after finding out that her husband has been having an affair.
Step Up 5: All In – Friday 22nd May
The franchise heads to Vegas for its fifth outing, which sees Sean planning to win a reality competition called The Vortex.
The Other Woman – Friday 22nd May
Amber (Cameron Diaz) discovers that her boyfriend (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is having an affair with a married woman (Leslie Mann). When she meets her, though, she finds out they have a lot in common – and not just the idea of getting revenge.
The Equaliser – Friday 29th May
Denzel Washington steps into Edward Woodward’s formidable shoes in a big budget overhaul of the 80s TV thriller.
The Package – Friday 29th May
What do you do when you want to get a package to Dolph Lundgren? Hire Steve Austin as your delivery guy to make sure no one else can steal it off him.
Oculus – Friday 29th May
Karen Gillan stars in this inventively shot horror flick about an evil mirror. Trust us: it’s way better (and scarier) than it sounds.
Other new releases in May
Friday 1st May
The Hooligan Factory
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Usual Suspects
Friday 8th May
Deliver Us From Evil
Friday 15th May
One In The Chamber
Friday 22nd May
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort – Friday 22 May
Friday 29th May
Think Like a Man Too
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut